Tirk Kos Krote Komquat (Cambodian Komquat Drink)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

A refreshing tart carbonated komquat-ade from Cambodia. Calamondins are a cross between a kumquat and a mandarin - I was unable to find either at my local grocery so I made it using 1 medium sized naval orange. The original recipe calls for 3 tbsp of sugar, which makes an incredibly tart beverage - I used sprite and 1/2 cup of sugar because the original was too strong for my tastes. from khmerkromrecipes.com

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 kumquats or 4 calamondins
  • 1 12 cups club soda or 1 12 cups Sprite
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 1 12 cups ice cubes


  1. Slice 1 calamondin, remove seeds, and set aside.
  2. Juice the remaining three calamondins into a small pitcher, remove seeds. I used the juice of 1 medium sized orange instead since I was unable to find calamondins.
  3. Add the sugar and Club soda to the calamondin juice, stir until dissolved. The original recipe calls for 3 tbsp of sugar, which I found to be very tart - using 1/2 cup will leave you with a beverage sweetened similar to lemonade.
  4. Add ice cubes and garnish with slices of calamondin, serve immediately.


Most Helpful

Tart and refreshing and really quite different. Never thought of using kumquat's in an 'ade'. Bought a tin of kumquats from Corfu (they're not in season yet).

evelyn/athens August 31, 2013

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